A moment in time

By Skyegirl

From the intenet:
The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.
Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, 'Another Place' is now a permanent feature in the UK, at Crosby Beach.
According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.


Weather looked not too bad when we got up and out, but the forecast was for changeable weather so have wet gear with us.

Our coach took us to Southport for the morning, which was pleasant although the sea is about a mile out from the promenade......had a walk and a coffee, not much time for anything more.  

On the way back to Liverpool we stopped at Crosby where Anthony Gormley has his 100 statues on the beach, called  'Another Place', the statues are spread over a large area of beach and covered over when the tide is in.  Some of us went on to the beach and to the nearest one, and took some photographs.  We got our feet very wet though!

We spent the afternoon in Liverpool and had a nice lunch and then a walk around, and visited the new museum, the Museum of Liverpool which is a fantastic building, but very much in contrast with the old buildings around the dock area.  Some great exhibits in there though, and an exhibit running just now by Yoko Ono (Lennon) of her time with John.
I liked the architecture of the building and have shown it in an extra.

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